The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don t realize just how threatening it is It means than the arrival of trendy shops, much maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes The very future of American cities as
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education21 January 2020 | By Christopher Emdin | Filed in: urban studies.
Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences
Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar
A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been
A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for 500 and attempts to restore it and his new neighborhood to its original glory in this deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen A standout Kirkus Reviews, starred review Drew Philp, an
In South Side Girls Marcia Chatelain recasts Chicago s Great Migration through the lens of black girls Focusing on the years between 1910 and 1940, when Chicago s black population quintupled, Chatelain describes how Chicago s black social scientists, urban reformers, journalists and activists
Building and Dwelling summarises a lifetime s thought about what makes cities work or not to the benefit of their communities In this sweeping study, one of the world s leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the often anguished relation between how cities are built and how people
We live in a world that is now predominantly urban So how do we define the city as it evolves in the 21st century Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of
Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness21 January 2020 | By Nathanael Johnson | Filed in: urban studies.
It all started with Nathanael Johnson s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood s flora and fauna, and yielded than names and trivia Johnson
ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI VANITY FAIR An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York For
NAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist 2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree The author of Baldwin s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear eyed reportage that explores the city s past, present, and future
You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan Created in 1811 by a three man commission featuring headstrong Founding Father Gouverneur Morris, the plan called for a dozen parallel avenues crossing at right angles with many dozens of parallel streets in